Social Innovation: Opportunities & Imperatives


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Social Innovation: Opportunities & Imperatives

  1. 1. Social innovation: the opportunity & imperatives<br />© Raaya Design, 2010 <br />
  2. 2. innovations which have a social purpose =social innovation<br />
  3. 3. Loans for the poorest people <br />Nobel prize winner Grameen Bank improves lives of millions - $ 92 M in rev and 25000 employee worldwide<br />
  4. 4. Child rights and you<br />Campaigns advocating against child abuse and labor, providing education and support to millions of children<br />
  5. 5. Lighting one home at a time<br />While saving the planet! Solar powered lamps that enable transition from kerosene to solar lamps <br />
  6. 6. Fighting the malaria demons<br />Saving lives through developing low cost mosquito nets and numerous life impacting innovations<br />
  7. 7. Let children be children <br />The best gift we can give to children is the ability to play – we’ll be surprised to learn how many of them cannot.<br />
  8. 8. Education institutes lead the way…<br />Universities such as Stanford are leading the way in enabling cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary social innovation<br />
  9. 9. Opportunities galore<br />From buy one donate one to technology innovation to product design to arts and crafts and food distribution<br />
  10. 10. The rise of the emerging markets<br />Emerging markets have created opportunities for products, services and communication design<br />
  11. 11. Choose your goal<br />Choose a practical, viable goal; assign objectives advocate your cause and align your efforts to them <br />
  12. 12. The climate emergency<br />Opportunities to impact through design, architecture, energy innovation and business models.<br />
  13. 13. Get involved<br />Donations, volunteer, find a job, partnerships, profits with a purpose or social entrepreneur.<br />
  14. 14. Ask for support and guidance<br />Many non-profits provide Fellowship programs, grants and training support for social-entrepreneurs.<br />
  15. 15. $ 50 M fund announced for social innovation<br />Transforming troubled schools, training workers for green jobs or helping low-income families access health care <br />
  16. 16. Human Centered Design Tool kit, by Ideo<br />A great tool for a structured guide in researching and designing social projects.<br />
  17. 17. Get inspired … by TED<br />Unique multi-disciplinary repository of great thinking and achievements from around the globe<br />
  18. 18. Look at the BIG picture<br />A innovation for a local community today can become a global solution tomorrow.<br />
  19. 19. Do your HOMEWORK!<br />Get in the field and experience the problems that you are trying to solve <br />
  20. 20. Take a step-by-step approach<br />Conceptualize, Prototype, Test and Re-iterate… every step is critical<br />